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Age of Ambition: Fantasy Roleplaying in an Age of Promise or Peril
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Welcome to a brave new age of promise or peril...

Age of Ambition is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world rapidly leaving the traditional fantasy milieu behind, where magical and technological advancements are challenging the long-standing social order, and where the heroes help guide the world into a brave new age.

The game is inspired by a variety of fantasy fiction, including: Joe Abercrombie's First Law series, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard series and Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogies. Most of all, Age of Ambition is set in a world that’s facing its future. It’s beholden to shades of gray and intrigue. No one knows what this new era will bring, but with it comes great peril and great promise.

So strap on your breastplate and pick up your pistol. There are discoveries to make, wrongs to right, tyrants to overthrow and new social orders to trial.

Age of Ambition is a complete fantasy roleplaying game using the Saga Machine system. Its features include:

  • A lifepath character creation system, including birth omens, life events and careers that connect each character to the world at large.
  • A fully-realized fantasy setting, including social dynamics, history, magic, politics and plot hooks galore!
  • Support for a wide spectrum of power and influence, from peasant revolutionaries to the leaders of nations.
  • Systems for personal ambitions, influence, social change, bonds, magic, invention, combat, social status and more!
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Mike S May 01, 2021 7:47 am UTC
Will the scenarios and other campaign material be made available in POD format?
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Thorin T May 01, 2021 11:03 pm UTC
They are already available in POD. You can find the scenarios as the following links:

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Anthony H June 12, 2020 6:05 am UTC
Is there no POD for this game?
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Thorin T June 12, 2020 6:23 am UTC
The POD version of Age of Ambition will be released in July, after we've received and reviewed the printing proof. Anyone who buys the PDF version now will receive a $20 discount on the print book once it is available, delivered by email if you have emails turned on.
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Robert P June 02, 2020 4:34 pm UTC
Is this a rules light system, or is it more on the crunchy side? Thanks! Rob.
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Thorin T June 02, 2020 4:48 pm UTC
People have different ideas about light and what's crunchy. Personally, I would call it medium-crunch and put it in the same ballpark as Savage Worlds or Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. I hope that helps.
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Robert P June 03, 2020 3:14 pm UTC
Thanks for the info! That's the right crunch I was after. :)
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This title was added to our catalog on April 30, 2020.